Lamb of God’s Chris Adler and Mapex Drums have teamed up to bring us all the “A Throne with a View” tour, which will take Chris through the U.S. this winter starting February 28 and running through March 16. Adler has also a new Web site you should check out.
“A Throne with a View” will be Chris Adler’s first and only U.S. clinic tour in 2011, and differ from many drum clinics. Those dates after the jump.
“My goal is to share my experiences on and off my drum kit through interaction with those in attendance,” says Chris in a press release. “Of course, I will be playing and giving tips, but I will be far more focused on the story that got me where I am than the notion of impressing anyone. I’ve found that most fans and young players want to know how I got to where I am, not the tech specs.”
On this clinic tour, Chris will be playing on Mapex’s newly released Black Panther “Blaster” drum set. Mapex introduced the Black Panther Drum Collection in January at the NAMM show in Anaheim and this will be the first opportunity for many fans to see and hear it. The Blaster kit features a unique maple and walnut shell design and is the first in a series of new drum sets based on Mapex’s popular series of Black Panther Snare Drums. Killer!
In addition, Adler has announced that he will soon release “The Making of Lamb of God: New American Gospel,” a comprehensive behind-the-scenes narrative book detailing the early days of the band through the writing and recording of the Lamb of God’s album, New American Gospel. Chris spoke with Gun Shy Assassin about the book last year.
The book — over 100 pages personally written by Chris — includes drum tablature, transcribed and verified by Adler himself. Along with refreshingly accurate drum tabs per song, Chris precedes each song on the album with pages of written detail on how and why New American Gospel came to be, and his view of how it worked, or didn’t, in the band’s live set.
Chris Adler’s clinic tour dates:
2/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ Backbeats Drum Shop
3/2: Bellevue, WA @ Donn Bennett Drum Studio
3/3: Fresno, CA @ Bentley’s Drum Shop
3/6: San Antonio, TX @ Jeff Ryder Drum Shop
3/7: Nashville, TN @ Forks Drum Closet
3/8: Kansas City, MO @ Explorers Percussion
3/9: Memphis, TN @ Memphis Drum Shop
3/10: Kenner, LA @ Ray Fransen Drum Shop
3/14: Plainview, NY @ Original Long Island Drum Center
3/15: Portland, ME @ Drum Shop
3/16: Hollywood, FL @ Resurrection Drums